99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 7/28/09
SUNY KEY TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY, CHANCELLOR SAYS--Dr.Nancy Zimpher, meeting with reporters at SUNY Canton Monday as part of a campus tour, says the demand for four-year degree programs like that offerred by Canton will be one of the drivers of economic revitalization, if not the driver. Campus President Dr.Joseph Kennedy says the college works to capitalize on trends; for example new degree programs in sustainable energy that will get graduates 'jobs, and good jobs.'
OVER-CAPACITY CROWD HEARS LEGISLATORS DEBATE ON J&L--The old St.Lawrence County Courtroom in Canton was packed Monday for legislators as they heard information on the cleanup of the former Jones and Laughlin site in Benson Mines near Star Lake. Attorneys opined the County is not liable for the cleanup, however a letter from the State DEC is pending. In Finance Committee, Legislator Fred Morrill of Hermon mounted a resolution calling for the county to take possession of the site; the measure was tabled 9-6; the key opponent was Legislator Alex MacKinnon of Fowler, who says he and others need more time to think about it and share it with constituents. Clifton-Fine area residents traveled by bus to the meeting.
GRAHAM:IT WAS EITHER DEDE OR DARREL FOR CONGRESS--North Country Independence Party Leader Jeffrey Graham told 99 News yesterday Dede Scozzafava was chosen for the party endorsement on the potential 23rd Congressional District race because she is the best-known of the candidates currently running; it might have been Darrel Aubertine had he not announced last week he is not running. On controversial issues like Scozzafava's pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage votes, Graham says "I'm sick of having to vote or not vote for a candidate based on those kind of issues; there are other more important things going on right now."
BUSY POLICE BLOTTERS...TWO ARRESTS MADE IN MORRISTOWN PLAYGROUND RAZOR BLADE INCIDENT...FELONY POT BUST IN FRANKLIN COUNTY...ROAD RAGE INCIDENT; MASSENA WOMAN JAILED WITHOUT BAIL, AND MANY MORE ENTRIES...
Jean Kromholz--94--Potsdam/Fort Jackson resident. Services 1pm today at Potsdam United Methodist Church; arrangements are with Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.
Vivian Hosmer Lanoue--100--Canton, formerly of Hannawa. Services 2pm Wednesday at Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam. Calling hours today 2-4, 7-9pm; an Eastern Star service will be 8pm tonight at the Funeral Home.